Friday, July 13, 2018

Roasted Okra

I have been hearing the health benefit of okra so when I saw them at local's Farmer's Market, I couldn't wait to cook with them. My last attempt of cooking them wasn't so successful. None of us like its slimy texture so this time I tried roasting them in the oven. No more slimy texture and even the boys can eat them. Yes!

First thing first: rinse them then let them dry
Cut them into smaller pieces
Add olive oil and seasoning

Bake in the 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 15 minutes

Roasted Okra
Printable Recipe
Cooking time: 15 minutes
1 pound okra
2 tablespoons olive oil
Seasoning: salt, ground pepper, paprika, dried thyme, and dried oregano - as prefer

Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit
Rinse the okra, let it dry
Cut away the tip and stem ends then cut them into smaller pieces.
Place them inside a mixing bowl
Add the olive oil and seasoning as prefer. Mix them all up
Place them on top of baking pan
Bake for 15 minutes or until the okra is lightly browned


You may also like:

Stir-Fried Bitter Melon

Gai Choy


Monday, May 28, 2018

Hainan Chicken Recipe

I haven't cooked this dish for a long time. My friend posted this dish on her Instagram, which made me cook this dish again. The boys love it. The ate until there is nothing left on their plate, which makes me very happy because it is a super easy dish to make.
 How to cook Hainan Chicken
My boys loves this dish. It's very quick and easy to make because I am using this:
 Hainan Chicken Recipe
Plus some other ingredients:
 Chicken Hainan recipe

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How to make cold brew coffee

 How to make cold brew iced coffee
A few years ago my friend, Myrna shared with me a cup of cold brew coffee she made. It was perfect. She used the Pioneer Woman's recipe. The next morning and every morning after, I  almost always start my day with a cup of cold brew coffee. During cold season, I would skip the ice and warm up the coffee in the microwave.
 Cold Brew Coffee
Little Max helping making her momma's morning coffee
The ingredients:
Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Mix the ground coffee with water in a large container then leave it in the room temperature for 12 hours.
 how to make cold brew coffee

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cooking Chicken Soup with Instapot

I don't know about you but hearty chicken soup is one of those meals I long for when I am not feeling well, when the weather is cold, or whenever I miss home. Unfortunately, my chicken soup is not the same kind that my husband grew up eating. "There's something missing," he said and he didn't know what it was. Until last month when we went home to Indonesia, my sister in law was cooking chicken soup and my hubby tasted it. He told me that's it tasted the same as chicken soup his mom used to cook. We finally figured out the  missing ingredient: candlenut, a nut commonly used in Indonesian cooking. This is optional ingredient though. I didn't use it for years and the soup taste just fine.
 Cooking Chicken Soup with Instapot

chicken with bones, carrots, potatoes, salt, and white pepper chicken soup recipe
Three main spices: shallots, garlic
 chicken soup ingredients
and candlenut
 Indonesian Chicken Soup ingredients
mince/ grind them chicken soup recipe

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Our Favorite Restaurants in South Bay Area

A friend of mine is coming to town and she asked for restaurant recommendation. I thought I share my answer here too for future reference. Here is the list of our favorite food in South Bay Area (San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, and Los Gatos):

Feel free to write in the comment if you think of anything else I ought to try and add to the list.